Health IT Briefing March 11-15

MedPAC to call for national Medicare ED coding approach The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is to put together official recommendations to HHS since there isn’t any standard guidelines at the moment resulting in hospitals developing their own...
Spring Forward This Sunday

Spring Forward This Sunday

Daylight Saving Time for 2019 starts on Sunday, March 10th. I’m sure you know how Daylight Saving Time (DST) works, but did you know not everyone in the US observes this time change? Arizona hasn’t observed DST since 1967, and Hawaii has never used DST. Michigan...
How Will Technology Change Healthcare In 2019?

How Will Technology Change Healthcare In 2019?

Technology is transforming virtually every industry, and healthcare is no exception. Digital applications are becoming more readily available for patients and providers alike. Analytics and similar tools are allowing doctors to provide more accurate diagnoses and...
2018 Was a Record Year for HIPAA Penalties

2018 Was a Record Year for HIPAA Penalties

2018 turned out to be a year of record fines for HIPAA violations. Over $25 million in fines, with the mean fine being just over $2.5 million. Could your medical entity bear that financial burden? Would it suffer irreparable harm from the adverse publicity? And just...
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Remembered mostly for his “I Have a Dream” speech, Martin Luther King Jr. was a man who fought to end segregation in this country. On this day, we remember someone who devoted their life to achieving racial equality. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Georgia in 1929....